The 2019 Candidate Filing Week is May 13th - May 17th. Online filing will begin at 9 a.m. on May 13th and will be available until 4 p.m. on May 17th. In-person filings may be made at the Lewis County Auditor's Office from 8 a.m. on May 13th until 4:30 p.m. on May 17th. In-person candidates will be required to use a computer kiosk to submit their declarations of candidacy. It will be connected to the same website that candidates may access from home. Candidates may also file by mail beginning April 29th. Mailed declarations must be received by May 17th at 4:30 p.m.
The online filing tool will give you step-by-step instructions, email you a confirmation of your filing, alert you when other candidates file in your race, and provide a link to submit your voters’ pamphlet statement and photo. You will also receive a separate email from the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) for your public disclosure filing.
Per RCW 29A.36.131 the order in which a candidate's name appears on the ballot is determined by lot draw, not by the order of candidate filing.
There will be a special 3-day filing period beginning May 22, 2019 and ending May 24, 2019 for positions that did not receive a candidate filing. Click here for more information about the 3-day filing.
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